With all eyes on the new royal baby, Prince Harry and Duchess Meghan’s son Archie, you might have been wondering what’s going on with the other tiny royals? The children of Duchess Kate and Prince William?
- Prince Louis was born on 23 April 2018
- Prince Louis turned one last month
- Duchess Kate is the official photographer for her children
Catching up with the Cambridges
Well, Duchess Kate visited the famous Bletchley Park (perhaps you know it via the ABC drama series The Bletchley Circle?) earlier this week and during the engagement, she got chatting to other attendees giving them a much hoped-for update about her three gorgeous kiddos.
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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are delighted to share these new photographs of Prince Louis ahead of his first birthday tomorrow 🎈 The photographs were taken earlier this month by The Duchess at their home in Norfolk.
Princess Charlotte, Prince George and Prince Louis were top of mind during the tour with Kate revealing that young Louis was no longer a baby and was in fact very speedily on the move.
Speaking to a Mrs Rose, Hello! magazine found out more of the story, and it’s one that many parents of newly-mobile toddlers will be familiar with.
Mrs Rose “congratulated the Duchess on her ‘beautiful family.’” Hello! reports.
“Kate then went on to tell the women about her mischievous son Prince Louis, who she said was ‘keeping us on our toes.’ She said she ‘turned around the other day and he was at the top of the slide – I had no idea!’”
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Today The Duchess of Cambridge visited @bletchleyparkuk, the home of British codebreaking — which played a major role in secret intelligence gathering during the Second World War, producing secret information which had a direct and profound influence on the outcome of the war. The Duchess joined joined schoolchildren for an immersive workshop (using a real Enigma Machine used during the Second World War), which saw them take on the role of codebreakers in June 1944, intercepting and deciphering German communications in order to understand their order of battle and decide whether the Operation Fortitude deception plans have been successful. She also met Bletchley Veterans Elizabeth Diacon, Georgina Rose, Audrey Mather and Rena Stewart, who all worked to feed crucial information to Allied forces in the critical months, weeks and days leading up to D-Day during #WW2. The Duchess’s own Grandmother and Great Aunt, Valerie and Mary Glassborow, both worked at Bletchley during the War — and have become the latest additions to Bletchley’s Codebreakers’ Wall of Honour. Bletchley’s new exhibition ‘D-Day: Interception, Intelligence, Invasion’, based on newly declassified material, shows how the intelligence effort coordinated at the site helped specifically in the success of the D-Day landings at Normandy, part of their work to bring together the past and the present, with a nod to the future.
It’s being reported that the Cambridges did some of their own adventuring this week. They apparently headed to Frogmore Cottage at Windsor to meet nephew Archie Harrison and check in on the new parents, Harry and Meg, for the very first time.
Royal correspondent Victoria Murphy broke this news on Twitter saying, “I understand that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited their new nephew Archie at Frogmore Cottage. The visit took place after Harry returned from a day of engagements in Oxford.”
I understand that The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited their new nephew Archie today at Frogmore Cottage. The visit took place after Harry returned from a day of engagements in Oxford.
— Victoria Murphy (@byQueenVic) May 14, 2019
Archie’s cousins George, Charlotte and Louis apparently did not get to pop in, but we’re sure it won’t be long until they clap eyes on wee Archie.
After Archie was born, Kate expressed her delight and noted that those first weeks are not always the easiest.
“It’s really exciting for both of them and we wish them all the best,” she said.
“These next few weeks are always a bit daunting the first time around so we wish them all the best.”
“I’m very pleased and glad to welcome my own brother into the Sleep Deprivation Society that is parenting,” William quipped.